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Re: Computer Disposal
As part of an SEP agreement, the operator of a local landfill worked
with a regional solid waste management district and others to
collect CPUs, monitors and peripherals. People were charged 5$
per component and the computer equipment was sent to Vermont
Retro-Works, a company formed by a Community Action group.
They rehabilitate computers to the greatest extent possible and
demanufacture the remainder, brokering components to others who
might be able to use them. Nothing goes to Third World salvors
and at least 50%, or 1500 lbs of the PVC plastics get recycled (at
a cost). The effort serves to keep computers and components
(espy. CRTs) out of the landfill and helps to reduce the size of the
digital divide. Rehabed computers are sold for as little as $75.
Does anyone have any information on companies who recycle materials from
computer stations (monitor, keyboard, desktop case, motherboard, and
accessories)? Other than landfill, what options are there?
Any suggestions are appreciated.
Sigma Environmental Services, Inc.
Doug Kievit-Kylar, Pollution Prevention Planner
Vermont Agency of Natural Resources
Environmental Assistance Division
103 South Main Street
Waterbury VT 05671-0411
phone: (802) 241-3628
FAX: (802) 241-3273
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